Want a darker hair color for the winter? You can’t go wrong with classic chestnut. Usually seen as the boring “girl next door” hair, chestnut actually comes in a variety of shades and styles to keep things interesting. From added warm highlights to stunning balayage effects, chestnut has really come into its own as a style. Below are some top ways to wear chestnut hair.
Brown high ombre
Usually ombre starts farther down on the hair shaft, but a warm and dark chestnut with black roots actually looks quite nice farther up. It creates a sense of dimension, and the shades are close enough to create a flowing feel.
Golden chestnut hair
A deep, reddish chestnut with chunky golden highlights is a winning look. It has a bright sense of warmth.
Classic deep brown
On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with a classic deep chestnut brown. If you’re looking for depth and sophistication in a look, this is your shade.
Lightly highlighted chestnut hair
This dark chestnut shade with some wispy dark blonde highlights creates a look with tons of dimension. It’s a nice balance between dark and bright.
Reddish chestnut hair
Sometimes chestnut veers into a reddish brown shade. This is a great look if you want tons of warmth in a look, but also want a grounded appearance.
A dark chestnut base with lighter balayage highlights leading to lighter ends is a fantastic look. It’s a classy, gradual, and natural style.
Reddish brown accents in short hair
A dark chestnut with accents of reddish chestnut makes for a multifaceted look. Anyone can wear this style, but it looks stunning in short hair with reddish accents up front.
Subtle highlights in long hair
Dark chestnut looks striking in hair that reaches down to the middle of the back. Having subtle light brown highlights in the lower length of the hair is a classic accent to the look.
Light chestnut hair
Another option is a light shade of chestnut that’s somewhere in the light brown family. It’s a bright, warm shade that works on everybody.
Darkest chestnut hair with extensions
Again, dark chestnut makes a deep, sultry look in Rapunzel lengths. If your hair has stubbornly refused to grow past a certain length, or you haven’t had the time to grow it out yet, try some long hair extensions in dark chestnut.